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MOR 341 - Embalming II Clinical

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course is an advanced study of embalming techniques. Included in the study will be the embalming of difficult cases.
Prerequisite: MOR 335 , MOR 336  and either BIO 733  or BIO 164 .
Corequisite: MOR 340  
Competencies
  1. Analyze an embalming case.
    1. Explain acceptable case analysis procedures.
    2. Recall the legal implications that are noted during an embalming analysis.
    3. Contrast various embalming cases which have different pre-embalming considerations.
  2. Execute the embalming procedure.
    1. Set the facial features as a normal part of the embalming process.
    2. Locate the vessels of the vascular system that will be used for injection.
    3. Inject embalming chemicals to accomplish the embalming process.
    4. Treat the viscera of the thoracic and abdominal cavities.
  3. Complete the procedures required of an embalmed body.
    1. Demonstrate appropriate post-embalming procedures of terminal disinfection.
    2. Conduct a post-embalming analysis of the case to determine any further treatments (when necessary.)
    3. Complete the necessary/required documentation regarding the embalming process.
  4. Complete the procedures required of an autopsied body.
    1. Treat the viscera of the body.
    2. Locate the proper vessels for embalming the autopsied case.
    3. Inject embalming chemical into the various areas of the body.
    4. Embalm the tissue of the cavity utilizing surface applications.
  5. Complete the embalming procedure required by a difficult case.
    1. Describe the proper procedure for the difficulty.
    2. Execute the proper embalming procedure for the difficulty, which may include: burn victims, decomposition cases, infants, drowning victims, or decedents to be transported to other funeral home (specifically those to board a common carrier.)
  6. Identify the effects of various types of drugs on the embalming process.
    1. Recall the embalming considerations of chemotherapy.
    2. Identify the embalming considerations of corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory drugs.
    3. Identify the embalming considerations of radioactive materials.
  7. Identify proper embalming techniques for special cases.
    1. Recall the embalming considerations and treatments for purge.
    2. List the embalming considerations and treatments for gases.
    3. Identify the embalming considerations and treatments for facial trauma.
    4. Name the embalming considerations and treatments for renal failure.
    5. Recall the embalming considerations and treatments for obesity.
    6. List the embalming considerations and treatments for re-embalming.
    7. Identify the embalming considerations and treatments for delayed viewing.
    8. Name the embalming considerations and treatments for shipping human remains.
  8. Recall the embalming considerations and treatments for deformities and malformations.

Competencies Revised Date: 2020



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